What is the resolution?
Scanning photoss is possible in different resolutions, the common metric is dpi, i. e. dots per inch. In digitizing it means: how many pixels will be resolved from scanning an analog image area of one inch (2,54cm). The higher this number is, the more pixels of picture, the larger the image, the more time to scan.
Scanning photos are possible with 300, 600, 1200 – and in extreme cases – 2400dpi resolution.
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1200dpi is sufficient for general usage, which is suitable for printing in the same size. 90% of our customers chooses this option, digitizing is fast and it is cheaper even with higher number of pieces. Digital picture size in pixels: about 1100*1600px. Size of print: 9*13cm.
We recommend 600dpi for watching on HDTV, printing in A4 size, making enlargements and qualitative archiving. With this resoluton you can twice the size of the original picture. Digital picture size in pixels: about 2200*3200px. Size of print: 18*25,7cm.
1200dpi is only suggested for printing posters os thorough retouching. Scanning above 1200dpi doesn`t mean more details on the pictures. Many think, analog pictures can be enlarged to „infinity”, but it isn`t true. Photograps also have their grains, so their resolution is finite. Beyond 1200dpi only the „analog pixels” will get bigger. Digital picture size in pixels: 4400*6400px. Size of print: 36*51,5cm.
Sample pictures on 3000dpi:
|Scanning of PHOTOS, prints, drawings, artwork||Printing of photos|
|On high-quality glossy photo paper with dye sublimation process, varnished.|
|- The dust is remowed before scanning;|
|- Digital images are rotated, cropped, color-managed;||9 x 13 cm||0.39 £|
|- Significant dust and scratches are retouched digitally;||10 x 15 cm||0.49 £|
|- The JPG or TIFF images are saved to individual folders;||13 x 18 cm||0.69 £|
|- You can take it on pendrive or DVD, but we recommend both for data safety.||15 x 20 cm||0.99 £|
|20 x 30 cm||1.29 £|
|300 dpi||0.29 £||30 x 40 cm||2.99 £|
|600 dpi||0.49 £|
|1200 dpi||0.99 £|
|Scanning of large-scale pictures||Retouching of photos|
|300 dpi per squares||26.9 £/m2||Digital retouching per working minutes||0.5 £|
|600 dpi per squares||53.9 £ /m2||Basic retouch (includes 3 minutes of retouching)||1.5 £|
|E.g. an image scanning of 40*60 cm on 300 dpi: 6,45£||Photo mosaic making||15 £|
or particular file naming, depending on the complexity of the task.